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Old July 1, 2013, 15:42   #251
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After my mindcrafter wins (he is getting somewhere), Ill go give the Air type a go. Love it you made them, they were the best monster races in Posband.
Well, I didn't even look at how Posband did them, so perhaps mine aren't so fun? What did you like best about the Posband elementals?
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Old July 1, 2013, 16:06   #252
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The fact that every one had a serious penalty and being elementals in general. Just imagine yourself moving through the dungeon as a huge fiery humanoid.

Fire: Burns scrolls (maybe even staves) in the inventory in a few turns.
Air: Destroys rings/amulets in the inventory in a few turns.(except the ones with immunity to the elements flag).

I don't know about water elementals, maybe ruin/freeze potions and earth weren't made.

But water could short-circuit rods and earth... something else

Without certain items you are forced play in a different way. That's what makes them fun, you need to change your way of playing. So having every single one a destroy-something-in-you-inventory-flag will give them a nice distinctive way to play them.

Also the elemental rings (dropped by their own boss) were pretty nice to have.

Just checked my dump of my best elemental, it was in 2006. Explained why I needed to think this hard to remember Can't remember much more except what's noted above. Except they were rated as 'Difficult' by the variant maintainer.
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Old July 1, 2013, 17:05   #253
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The fact that every one had a serious penalty and being elementals in general. Just imagine yourself moving through the dungeon as a huge fiery humanoid.

Fire: Burns scrolls (maybe even staves) in the inventory in a few turns.
Air: Destroys rings/amulets in the inventory in a few turns.(except the ones with immunity to the elements flag).

I don't know about water elementals, maybe ruin/freeze potions and earth weren't made.

But water could short-circuit rods and earth... something else

Without certain items you are forced play in a different way. That's what makes them fun, you need to change your way of playing. So having every single one a destroy-something-in-you-inventory-flag will give them a nice distinctive way to play them.

Also the elemental rings (dropped by their own boss) were pretty nice to have.

Just checked my dump of my best elemental, it was in 2006. Explained why I needed to think this hard to remember Can't remember much more except what's noted above. Except they were rated as 'Difficult' by the variant maintainer.
OK, I'll try to come up with something similar, but I would ask that all other player's blame Arjen when their stuff gets destroyed

I might also redo some of the elemental rewards so please wait for the next release before slaying your boss. I should have something later today ...

As for Water, I see that Posband gave them a cold feel but I gave them more of an acidic feel. I was thinking I might add Ice Elementals at a later date ... And I still don't know what to do with Earth. Any thoughts?
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Old July 1, 2013, 18:06   #254
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OK, I'll try to come up with something similar, but I would ask that all other player's blame Arjen when their stuff gets destroyed

I might also redo some of the elemental rewards so please wait for the next release before slaying your boss. I should have something later today ...

As for Water, I see that Posband gave them a cold feel but I gave them more of an acidic feel. I was thinking I might add Ice Elementals at a later date ... And I still don't know what to do with Earth. Any thoughts?
I'm not the maintainer, blame him for lissening!

So whats left to be destroyed?
Thought of something really bad.

Water elementals with acidic touch ruins weapons and armor. Stuff with res acid left alone ofcourse.

And potions just disappear in the mud of Earth elementals.

So fire destroyed scrolls, Air jewelry (equiped and inv), Water destroys metal (equiped and inv) and Earth potions.

No idea whats left for Ice But it's more of a subclass of water than a sole elemental. You could still give Earth the ability to drink potions but let Ice freeze them before they have an effect (übernasty as Statspots are useless).

*edit* typo
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Old July 1, 2013, 19:36   #255
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I'm not the maintainer, blame him for lissening!

So whats left to be destroyed?
Thought of something really bad.

Water elementals with acidic touch ruins weapons and armor. Stuff with res acid left alone ofcourse.

And potions just disappear in the mud of Earth elementals.

So fire destroyed scrolls, Air jewelry (equiped and inv), Water destroys metal (equiped and inv) and Earth potions.

No idea whats left for Ice But it's more of a subclass of water than a sole elemental. You could still give Earth the ability to drink potions but let Ice freeze them before they have an effect (übernasty as Statspots are useless).

*edit* typo
OK ... *You* asked for it

1.0.27 has been uploaded here. It includes the addition of Elemental inventory/equipment destruction effects and is quite nasty. Also, I tweaked up the Air boss reward since they won't be able to ever wear rings of speed!

Enjoy!

EDIT: BTW, I only made water corrode armors. Weapons I left alone for now ...
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Old July 1, 2013, 20:17   #256
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Nice

Now I really want to hurry up with my mindcrafter
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Make Ice break potions, and earth ruin wands and rods (too fragile, the earthy body just crushes them)
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Old July 1, 2013, 21:50   #258
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Make Ice break potions, and earth ruin wands and rods (too fragile, the earthy body just crushes them)
That would also work ... But I think I will hold off on Ice Elementals for the time being. Currently, each of the elementals has a favored in game terrain that is useful for them (and I might add one more ability along these lines shortly). But there is no ice based terrain at the moment and I'm too lazy to add one
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Old July 1, 2013, 22:41   #259
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Ok, as Air elemental you start with a ring of dex. Turn 2, it's destroyed... Gimme something else!

Same with the Water elemental and an armor. Somewhat useless except for starters money.
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